General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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burny
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5787 posts since 25/5/06

8 Nov 2016 20:45
New Forest Pig is a great shout.
JustinCredible
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2455 posts since 11/6/08

20 Dec 2016 16:58
Bought a new TV for the back room, it connects up to the wifi and can watch Netflix / BBC iplayer etc. on it via preinstalled apps.

Got a normal arial and also a sky box in the living room but there is nothing like that in the back room to physically wire the new TV up to. It does have Freeview HD installed on it but I'm guessing you need to connect the TV up to the arial to watch live freeview?

Got a firestick so can watch kodi etc. but it's pretty useless these days for live streaming. Is there anything wireless I can buy to connect the new TV to & watch freeview channels on it or do I need to bung Sky even more $$$ for another multiroom?
oldgregg
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6272 posts since 13/4/02

20 Dec 2016 17:05
JustinCredible wrote: Bought a new TV for the back room, it connects up to the wifi and can watch Netflix / BBC iplayer etc. on it via preinstalled apps.

Got a normal arial and also a sky box in the living room but there is nothing like that in the back room to physically wire the new TV up to. It does have Freeview HD installed on it but I'm guessing you need to connect the TV up to the arial to watch live freeview?

Got a firestick so can watch kodi etc. but it's pretty useless these days for live streaming. Is there anything wireless I can buy to connect the new TV to & watch freeview channels on it or do I need to bung Sky even more $$$ for another multiroom?

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Alfi
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215 posts since 12/10/09

20 Dec 2016 17:16
http://www.buyspares.co.uk/product.pl?pid=91844&utm;_source=google&utm;_medium=base&utm;_campaign=products&mkwid;=sABWeXTZE&pcrid;=166155664440&kword;=&match;=&plid;=&pdv;=c&gclid;=CLSeyvSig9ECFUNmGwodUu4FGg

I've got this, works perfectly.
JustinCredible
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2455 posts since 11/6/08

21 Dec 2016 13:16
In the end just bunged sky an extra £12 a month with a one off £60 fee for a second sky box. In for over a grand a year now, don't even get BT sport!
kid unknown
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5317 posts since 8/12/01

21 Dec 2016 15:40

How perfectly? Similar situation to JustinCredible but have memories of snowy images from indoor aerials!
pyscho
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160 posts since 27/3/12

posted 21 Dec 2016 23:42, edited 21 Dec 2016 23:42
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Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

26 Dec 2016 11:35
Just moved into first house and need to set up broadband. Anyone know of any good deals? Also am i best just looking at BT & Sky or are people like Plusnet etc worth looking at too?
figurine
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5669 posts since 14/5/07

26 Dec 2016 11:39
I've had Plusnet for about a year, pay £30ish for unlimited fibre broadband and line rental. Seems decent, havent had any problems at all. PM me if you're going to go with Plusnet and I can refer you.
Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

26 Dec 2016 13:00
figurine wrote: I've had Plusnet for about a year, pay £30ish for unlimited fibre broadband and line rental. Seems decent, havent had any problems at all. PM me if you're going to go with Plusnet and I can refer you.
Do you stream sport/tv etc over it?
Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

9 Jan 2017 18:05
Any TV boffins able to help me?

I recently moved into a new house and purchased an LG 43UH668V TV with Freesat tuner built in.

The house has a satellite cable outlet on the wall behind the TV with 2 cables attached, and a satellite dish outside.

I have tried to set up the Freesat on the TV but cannot find any channels when doing searches.

The TV only has 1 satellite input on the rear of it, do I only connect 1 of the satellite cables? If so, does it matter which?

My TV is connected to the internet, with Auto Updates switched on, and it says the software is up to date.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

9 Jan 2017 19:05
Either input should work. You may need to change which satellite you're looking to use to tune to in the settings then let it scan again.
SJ
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616 posts since 27/11/11

10 Jan 2017 08:29
Astra 28.2 is the satellite you're after.
Trent
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1833 posts since 18/1/09

10 Jan 2017 14:35
If a company paid for qualifications (in this instance: university fees) and asked you to sign a contract saying you'd pay the fees back if you left within two years of their completion. Then you went on to leave within those two years, is it actually a legal requirement to do so?

I should know the answer to this as I did similar to an old company who tried to pin this on me but I managed to get out of it through another route.

Any advice?
illwill
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3539 posts since 17/5/04

10 Jan 2017 14:58
Pretty standard but I've never heard of anyone actually paying it back.

They would have to take you to small claims which probably isn't worth the hassle for a big firm but might be for a smaller one.
figurine
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5669 posts since 14/5/07

10 Jan 2017 18:51
I have a Blu Ray player that has an Ethernet port in the back for connecting to the internet. Is there a way of doing this wirelessly other than getting a set of power line adapters. Like can you buy an Ethernet dongle sort of thing?
Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

10 Jan 2017 19:41
Guido wrote: Either input should work. You may need to change which satellite you're looking to use to tune to in the settings then let it scan again.

When I try and tune it in it says it cannot connect due to a "LNB short. Check LNB connection."

I guess that means there is a dodgy connection at the dish or behind the TV. Been in the loft and there is nothing up there except the cables.
illwill
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3539 posts since 17/5/04

10 Jan 2017 20:12
figurine wrote: I have a Blu Ray player that has an Ethernet port in the back for connecting to the internet. Is there a way of doing this wirelessly other than getting a set of power line adapters. Like can you buy an Ethernet dongle sort of thing?

What are you trying to achieve…streaming media? Even if you could attach the BR to a wireless access point, I guarantee that a separate media player would be better and cheaper.
Trent
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1833 posts since 18/1/09

11 Jan 2017 09:19
illwill wrote: Pretty standard but I've never heard of anyone actually paying it back.

They would have to take you to small claims which probably isn't worth the hassle for a big firm but might be for a smaller one.

Yeah it's a smaller firm. I am just wondering that as the fees were paid year on year over a 4 yeah period, could that mean that two years are already completed.
gawkrodger
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7488 posts since 4/11/08

13 Jan 2017 09:57
not sure where to put it - seems like as good a place as any.

Yesterday my (Yank) girlfriend had her visa extension refused by the home office, and has to leave the country within 10 days.

Anyone able to recommend a visa advice place in London?